by Fred Lowery

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Series: Heaven is a Real Place
Dr. Fred Lowery
1 Corinthians 15:54; Ecclesiastes 9:11-12; John 14:1-4; 1 Corinthians 5:1; John 14:5-6; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 1:4; Revelation 22:17; Matthew 18:3; John 3:3; John 3:5
October 29, 2006

In the past few days I have been asked more questions about heaven than I've been asked in years. The bible teaches that this earthly life that we live right now is just a blimp on the screen. We are made for eternity. We live forever. The bible clearly teaches that out there in eternity is a final horror for those who do not know Christ. The bible calls the place hell. Also out there in eternity is a final home for those who accept Christ. The bible calls it heaven so the bible teaches beyond any doubt, beyond any controversy that this life is brief and is temporary and that beyond this life there is both a hell for those who reject Christ and a heaven for those who accept Christ.

I have had the privilege to travel to many interesting and exciting places in this world in which we live. I'm a good traveler. I so weird I like Louisiana. I like Bossier City. I like my home and no matter where I go, the highlight of my trip is getting home. Home at last. Why is that? Because home is so special. It is a place where we are known and loved and accepted for who we are. Even though we are imperfectly accepted and imperfectly known and imperfectly loved, it still feels pretty good. It's better than any other place out there. But the bible presents many beautiful word pictures of a place called heaven and the most appealing of all the word pictures to me is when God refers to heaven as our heavenly home. No matter how wonderful your earthly home is, it's so important. Even the love there is so important, but one day we are going to be in a heavenly home where we are perfectly known, perfectly accepted and perfectly loved. That final home is our real home. The builder and ma ...

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